Defining Political Contexts and Social Welfare Ideologies: Conservative Theories Submit Assignment

Our goal in this session is to consider how political ideologies shape our ideas about social justice and how they impact social welfare policies, institutions and services. In this assignment, you will reflect upon liberal and conservative theories. As you do so, keep in mind the learning community you selected in Activity 2.5 and how these theories might affect the social policies within that area of social work.

First, review the session resources. Then, in a five- to six-paragraph journal entry, complete the following:

  1. Give a complete cited definition for these conservative theories:
    • Classical Liberalism
    • Neoliberalism
    • Neoconservatism
  2. Next, write two to three paragraphs that address the following:
    • Thinkers and Theory: Who are the major thinkers representing each of these conservative theories? What are their views of the state and the welfare state (or the provision of social services), and what language do they use to describe their conservative theories?
    • Countries and Political Figures: What countries and political figures espouse these conservative theories? Briefly discuss.
    • Social Service: How have you seen these conservative theories manifested in social service environments?
  3. Give a complete cited definition for these social liberal frameworks:
    • Social Democracy
    • Social Liberalism
  4. Complete your journal entry by adding two to three paragraphs that address the following:
    • Thinkers and Theory: Who are the major thinkers representing these social liberal frameworks? What are their views of the state and the welfare state (or the provision of social services), and what language do they use to describe their social liberal frameworks?
    • Countries and Political Figures: What countries and political figures espouse these social liberal frameworks? Briefly discuss.
    • Social Service: How have you seen these social liberal frameworks manifested in social service environments?

Rubric

7120 – 3 – Journal: Defining Political Contexts and Social Welfare Ideologies

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThoughtful ResponseStudent provides a thoughtful response that includes weighing multiple perspectives on the issues discussed

16.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeUnderstanding of Key ConceptsDemonstrates a nuanced understanding of how conservative and liberal theories have manifested in social service environments

16.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMechanics and StyleStudent references at least two course readings; all assertions are substantiated with course content. Journal entry is at least five paragraphs and follows APA writing conventions.

8.0 pts

Total Points: 40.0